We found 9 providers matching angioplasty and who accept United Healthcare PPO near Katy, TX.

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Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hariharan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hariharan (or staff) is conversant in French, Tamil, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Hariharan is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,379
  • Medicare Cost: $122
Dr. Kamalakannan Kamalakannan, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamalakannan Desikan's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desikan include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Madras Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,503
  • Medicare Cost: $573
Dr. Anil Chhotubhai Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav is an adult cardiology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Odhav attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave Dr. Odhav a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Odhav welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $503
Dr. Randeep Suneja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randeep Suneja is a specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and coronary artery disease. Dr. Suneja's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Suneja completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Suneja's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Suneja has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Circulatory Problems, Angioplasty, Coronary Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mehta include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Mammen graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The average patient rating for Dr. Mammen is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mammen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John Y Sunew, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Fulshear, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunew include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Sunew is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Kashani, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Amir Kashani is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sealy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Kashani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kashani's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,211
  • Medicare Cost: $491
Dr. Vijayaprakash Prakash Sreenarasimhaiah, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
1331 W. Grand Parkway; Suite 320
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Vijayaprakash Sreenarasimhaiah is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal (kidney) biopsy, and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Sreenarasimhaiah's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Angiogram, Renal Biopsy, Angioplasty, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 143
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,721 - $5,325
  • Medicare Cost: $1,186 - $1,339

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.